'The Incredible Dr. Pol' Sets New Ratings Record and Gives Nat Geo WILD its Best Rated Telecast Ever

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October 2nd, 2012

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THE INCREDIBLE DR. POL SETS NEW RATINGS RECORD AND GIVES NAT GEO WILD ITS BEST RATED TELECAST EVER

 

Averaging P25–54 0.4 rating, the Favorite House-Call-Making

Veterinarian Corrals More Viewers Every Week

 

(WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 2, 2012) Nat Geo WILD’s #1 series The Incredible Dr. Pol continues to charm audiences and animal lovers everywhere, hitting a season high of P25–54 0.4 rating on Saturday, September 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT — the highest in Nat Geo WILD’s history.

 

The episode was double the network’s Saturday night average ratings. An average of 588,000 viewers over age 2, including 246,000 viewers in the key P25–54 demo, tuned in on Saturday.

 

The Incredible Dr. Pol has averaged a P25–54 0.3 rating since kicking off season two on Saturday, August 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

 

Each episode of The Incredible Dr. Pol follows Dr. Jan Pol and his old-school approach to veterinary medicine, bringing us closer to cows, chickens, horses and countless other animals. Dr. Pol travels across rural Michigan to care for every family pet and head of livestock in need of his expertise and kindness … and no health insurance is required!

 

The Incredible Dr. Pol continues Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

 

 
  • Hillbilly

    Dr Pol rocks. :cool:

  • shiloh hollow

    A family friendly show where everyone gets along and there is rarely any profanity. Dr. Pol and his practice remind me of the rural vets that made and still make farm calls to my family’s farm in rural Missouri.

  • Twylla Ingram

    Love watching the show. Wish Dr. Pol and his crew were my 2 very old dogs vet in central Illinois. He cuts out the frills, and just takes care of the animals without a whole lot of hullabaloo. I live in rural and we have horse farms across the field and down the road. We could probably use Dr. Pol here. LOL!!

  • Renee Roepstorff

    By bringing his special approach to to his local farmers allows them to affordable take care of there farm animals. Way to go Dr. POLE

  • Sandy

    I love this show way to go dr. pole wish u were in california!

  • marcy

    get home from wk late night i watch dr pol sometimes to 3am in morning
    love the rural vet he also let u know when the animal he treating dies
    a reality show with reality also a little script – about his staff- and rural life

  • marcy

    dr pol—– i hope u and your show — lives forever

  • Katherine

    My first time watching Dr. Pol and I was mezmerized! I LOVE THIS PROGRAM!!!
    Finally something to watch with meaning and to help educate all of us pet owners on what to watch for, and when to call our vet for help. I highly recommend Dr. Pol to all animals lovers everywhere!

  • Margie

    Love this show but it has not been on the last 2 weeks – Saturday evening 10 pm. Instead reruns of Alaska State Troopers run all evening. Love AlaskaStateTroopers, but not instead of Dr Pol.

  • Michelle

    This show showcases terrible veterinary care. There is a big difference between good affordable care, which many veterinarians offer, especially those who practice in less wealthy communities, and outdated, inhumane, and unsafe care, which is exhibited in every episode of this show.

    This veterinarian and two of his associates are currently on probation for malpractice for incompetence in connection with the misdiagnosis of a pregnant dog and subsequent death of all 10 puppies. The case happened in 2010, well before any episodes of this show aired. This is all public record, and the deficiencies described in this case are consistent with the low quality of medicine at Pol’s veterinary practice. Not an acceptable mentor for any aspiring veterinarian who wants to practice quality medicine after graduation.

  • Joshua Lucas

    I am wanting to know as what DVM that I can take some roosters to so that I can have the caponed. All but two vets in my area have berated me about having roosters caponed. One even said that I was out of my mind. I would like to know if I can have the vets to call Dr Pol whenever I can get them convinced to perform the capon surgery.

  • Carol Edwards

    PLEASE tell me Dr. Pol will be continued !!!!

  • nicole

    GREAT SHOW MY family of 5 love watching it. LOVE THE OLD SCHOOL VET WAY HE WORKS I FEEL HE SHOWS SO MUCH CARE AND LOVE TO ALL THE ANIMALS HE HELPS. GREAT GUY I WISH I HAD A VET LIKE HIM FOR MY 4 GREAT DANES.

  • Jill

    I am appalled by the latest news on Dr.Pol. The Michagan board wants to ruin these wonderful man. Dr. Pol come on down to Florida, I would be honored for you to take care of my dog, and I also think you are sexy.

  • Jica66

    The real world knowledge of the animal world is absolutely AMAZING!
    Glad he is teaching his ways and thought processes to others. I love the show! Sometimes I want to look away and my tummy is in knots from what he is encountering, but I can’t do it!

  • piensa

    Dr Pol

    Mesmerizing

    having said that … not the kind of veterinary med I practice

    having said that .. not a condemnation of this kind of veterinary medicine practiced either > hence the term practice !

    The public has a right to purchase whatever kind of medicine they prefer ; provided of course with
    “informed consent”.*

    *For “informed consent” the burden is to inform oneself not to be spoon fed. (this would apply of course to human medicine as well)

    Dr Pol has a practice that is well suited to the geography and demographics served. For our newly emerging family status for pets some clients would expect immediate , _______ answers and treatment protocols set in place. Surgeries provided with sterile gloving, heart and oxygen monitors, fluid therapy, chemotherapy I could go on . . . .This of course comes with a price$ (but hey there is always insurance! no wait look what they did to human health care ….. another op ed).

    Back to the first point : practice; it truly is an art to practice medicine. Each medical professional does so differently. Often the consumer forgets they are purchasing the product of a person. The Degree and The License (whether DVM VMD MD JD PhD etc) given out by the “powers that be” does not give you homogeneity. And would any of us want that ?

  • Leanna

    Love watching Dr Pol. Reminds me of the James Herroit series and books. A no frills vet. Practicing vet in farm country covring much of centeral Michigan. Our neighbors son interned with Dr Pol and went on to his own sucessful practice.
    Looking forward to seeing more of Dr Pol.

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